I tease my kids (though with a sense of irony) about watching their favorite shows on Disney Channel and such. I walk in from work, and finding them watching an episode of the latest teen idol fad doing something inane, ask them how many brain cells they've killed today. They look at me like I'm a dork.
We've restricted these shows to no more than an hour a day during the summer, and one episode during the school year, and that only after the homework is done. But they don't seem to get it, in spite of my repeated explanations. Of course, I was the same way, except the shows were Gilligan's Island, Hogan's Heroes, The Brady Bunch, etc. I didn't get it either, and didn't figure it out till much later.
Here's a pretty good way to stating the point...I just wish I could get my kids to agree.